Spain changes travel rules for unvaccinated people from UK

New measures have been announced ahead of the summer holidays for travelers to Spain.

Previously, travelers had to be fully vaccinated to enter Spain without needing to be tested or quarantined, reports the Liverpool Echo.

However, under new measures, anyone who has not been vaccinated but has recovered from coronavirus in the past six months can now enter the country.

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Under current Spanish government rules, you can enter Spain from the UK for tourist purposes if you can present valid proof of compliance with vaccination requirements or a medical certificate that you have recovered from Covid-19 at during the last six months preceding the trip.

You can use the UK proof of Covid-19 recovery record or a recovery certificate issued by a competent health authority or medical service to certify your Covid-19 status.

At least 11 days must have passed since your first positive Covid-19 nucleic acid amplification test – NAAT (PCR or similar) or rapid antigen test.

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The recovery record or certificate will be valid for 180 days from the date of the positive test and should include the following information:

  • your full name
  • The date you first tested positive for Covid-19
  • The type of test administered (e.g. Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test – NAAT (PCR or similar) or rapid antigen test)
  • The name of the country issuing the recovery file or certificate
  • Documentary evidence of the diagnostic test from which the recovery certificate is derived

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 inclusive traveling for tourism can enter Spain by presenting a document certifying that they have carried out a Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test – NAAT or a recovery certificate.

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